[sf-lug] Any book suggeswtions for someone who wants to learn how to install & maintain Linux?
jim at well.com
Mon Dec 14 14:22:23 PST 2009
the differences between the GUI presented
by windows, mac, linux... for everyday user
tasks is so nearly the same that there's no
significant adjustment for those who know a
bit about the underlying software, which i'm
guessing you clearly do.
the common linux distros are pretty much
foolproof in their installation, including
giving you a multi-boot system. be warned in
the case of laptops and their wifi capabilities:
use a "live cd" before you install. for that
matter use a live cd in general. if you come
to a meeting (monday 20091221 sf-lug meets at
the cafe enchante on geary at 26th from 6 PM
to 8 PM or so), someone is likely to have a
"live cd" to give you: i will if you give me
advance notice so i remember.
don't bother with books until after you've
got some way to play with linux, really: if
you don't allow yourself to get linux until
after you've read a bit, you're likely never
to get linux--you'll have died of boredom first.
On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 13:59 -0800, Anthony Faber wrote:
> I started out in the DOS days, and can usually muddle through stuff on
> Windows machines, but I want to move to Linux and want to read a few
> books so I know what I'm getting into and what to look for when
> various things go wrong.
> Anthony Faber
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